UHV online computer science program one of nation's best
The University of Houston-Victoria's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in computer information systems has gained national recognition.
It was named a "Best Buy" from GetEducated.com's list of online computer science and information technology degrees.
Ranked fourth in the nation, the program was listed high for value and affordability in rankings released last week. UHV was the only Texas university that made the list.
"UHV administrators do a great job of keeping tuition fees low for our students but still allowing us to provide a quality education," said Li Chao, a computer science and mathematics professor and chairman of the science, technology and mathematics division in the UHV School of Arts and Sciences. "We have limited resources to promote our program compared to the larger, flagship universities. This ranking shows that we offer a quality degree that is affordable."
GetEducation.com, a consumer group that rates online college programs, calculated the rankings by reviewing and analyzing tuition and distance learning fees at 50 regionally accredited U.S. colleges. The survey covered a wide range of computer science majors, including information systems, applied technology and telecommunications.
The national average cost of an online computer science bachelor's degree is $49,546, according to GetEducated.com. But UHV is more affordable at an average of $26,555 for Texas residents.
GetEducated.com releases new rankings every other year. The last ranking in 2011 also listed UHV's program fourth in the nation.